Linguistics (LING)Arts and Sciences

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LING 1101

Overview of the science of language, especially its theoretical underpinnings, methods, and major findings. Areas covered include: the relation between sound and meaning in human languages, social variation ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5753LING 1101  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Tilsen, S

  •  5754LING 1101  DIS 201

    • W
    • Staff

  •  5755LING 1101  DIS 202

    • W
    • Staff

  •  7387LING 1101  DIS 203

    • W
    • Staff

  •  5756LING 1101  DIS 204

    • W
    • Staff

  •  7875LING 1101  DIS 205

    • W
    • Staff

  •  7876LING 1101  DIS 206

    • W
    • Staff

  •  9105LING 1101  DIS 207

    • W
    • Staff

  •  9106LING 1101  DIS 208

    • W
    • Staff

LING 1104

This section is highly recommended for students who are interested in learning about the topics covered in the main course through writing and discussion.  view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COGST 1104PHIL 1911PSYCH 1104

  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  •  7843LING 1104  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Swallow, K

LING 1109

Where do the words we use come from? This course examines the history and structure of the English vocabulary from its distant Indo-European roots to the latest in technical jargon and slang. Topics include ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: CLASS 1699

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16779LING 1109  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Nussbaum, A

  • 16780LING 1109  DIS 201

    • F
    • Nussbaum, A

  • 16781LING 1109  DIS 202

    • F
    • Nussbaum, A

LING 1132

An introduction to the essentials of Sanskrit grammar. Designed to enable the student to read classical and epic Sanskrit as soon as possible. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: CLASS 1332SANSK 1132

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  5244LING 1132  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Cummins, P

  • Prerequisite: LING 1131 or permission of instructor.

  • 16890LING 1132  DIS 201

  • 16891LING 1132  DIS 202

LING 1170

This course provides an introduction to the science of the mind.  Everyone knows what it's like to think and perceive, but this subjective experience provides little insight into how minds emerge from ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •  7249LING 1170  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Swallow, K

LING 2221

We will explore how language and society affect each other. How do class, age, ethnicity, gender, and geography affect the way people speak? Why are some ways of speaking considered prestigious and others ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16821LING 2221  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Staff

LING 2252

Review of grammar and reading of selections from Sanskrit epic poetry and narrative prose. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: CLASS 2352SANSK 2252

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  7398LING 2252  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Clary, T

  • Prerequisite: LING 2251 or permission of instructor.

LING 3302

This course is an introduction to both phonetics (the study of the physical properties of the sounds of human language) and phonology (the organization and patterning of those sounds). The first part of ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5358LING 3302  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Zec, D

  • Prerequisite: LING 1101 or permission of instructor.

  •  5923LING 3302  DIS 201

    • M
    • Staff

  •  5924LING 3302  DIS 202

    • M
    • Staff

LING 3314

Survey of the basic mechanisms of linguistic change, with examples from a variety of languages. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: LING 6314

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7071LING 3314  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Weiss, M

  • Prerequisite: completion of or concurrent enrollment in LING 3302; or permission of instructor.

  •  7072LING 3314  DIS 201

    • T
    • Weiss, M

  •  8708LING 3314  DIS 202

    • W
    • Weiss, M

LING 3315

Old Norse is a collective term for the earliest North Germanic literary languages: Old Icelandic, Old Norwegian, Old Danish, and Old Swedish. The richly documented Old Icelandic is the center of attention, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: MEDVL 3315

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18372LING 3315  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Stefansdottir, B

  • This course cannot be counted towards any Linguistics major or minor requirements except the ancillary skills requirement of the major, if taken in sequence with Old Norse II.

LING 3325

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18132LING 3325  SEM 101

    • F
    • Staff

LING 3390

Independent study of linguistics topics not covered in regular curriculum for undergrads. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7070LING 3390  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Despic, M

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7368LING 3390  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Diesing, M

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8576LING 3390  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Schertz, B

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7225LING 3390  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Murray, S

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8577LING 3390  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Nussbaum, A

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9183LING 3390  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Tilsen, S

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9184LING 3390  IND 611

    • TBA
    • van Schijndel, M

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16792LING 3390  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Weiss, M

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9182LING 3390  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Whitman, J

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16793LING 3390  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Zec, D

LING 4400

Studies the basic question of contemporary linguistics. Attempts to formalize universals of morphosyntax and to characterize the total repertory of constructions available to natural languages. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LING 6400

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16907LING 4400  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Whitman, J

LING 4423

Addresses the basic issues in the study of words and their structures. Provides an introduction to different types of morphological structures with examples from a wide range of languages. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LING 6423

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17201LING 4423  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Despic, M

LING 4424

Computational models of natural languages. Topics include tree syntax and treebank databases; broad-coverage probabilistic grammars; finite state generative phonology; computational semantics; computational ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COGST 4240CS 4744

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7873LING 4424  LEC 001

    • TR
    • van Schijndel, M

LING 4425

What is the relationship between what words mean and how they are used? What is part of the grammar and what is a result of general reasoning? Pragmatics is often thought of as the study of how meaning ... view course details

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  •  7661LING 4425  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Murray, S

LING 4452

The prehistory and evolution of the sounds and forms of Classical Latin as reconstructed by comparison with the other Indo-European languages. view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LATIN 4452LATIN 7452LING 6452

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16291LING 4452  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Nussbaum, A

  • Prerequisite: Thorough familiarity with morphology of classical Latin.

LING 4492

This course provides structure and guidance to students doing an honors thesis in linguistics. The course consists of biweekly meeting of all honors thesis writers with the course instructor. Students ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  7096LING 4492  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Weiss, M

  • Prerequisite: submission of honors thesis application and meet with the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

LING 4494

Directed honors thesis research for students working on an honors thesis, taken with the student's honors thesis chair or other committee member. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9218LING 4494  RSC 711

    • TBA
    • Staff

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7394LING 4494  RSC 712

    • TBA
    • Weiss, M

LING 4712

An investigation of varying topics in the philosophy of language including reference, meaning, the relationship between language and thought, communication, modality, logic and pragmatics. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LING 6634PHIL 4710PHIL 6710

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9337LING 4712  SEM 101

    • W
    • Kocurek, A

      Starr, W

LING 6314

Survey of the basic mechanisms of linguistic change, with examples from a variety of languages. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: LING 3314

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7310LING 6314  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Weiss, M

  • Graduate Students enroll in this level for Historical Linguistics.

  •  7393LING 6314  DIS 203

    • TBA
    • Weiss, M

  • DIS 203 is reserved for graduates only.

LING 6400

Studies the basic question of contemporary linguistics.  Attempts to formalize universals of morphosyntax and to characterize the total repertory of constructions available to natural languages. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LING 4400

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16908LING 6400  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Whitman, J

LING 6402

A continuation of LING 6401 with a focus on developing research skills. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7367LING 6402  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Zec, D

LING 6404

A continuation of LING 6403, focusing on syntactic dependencies, including the theory of control, an examination of locality constraints on movement, covert versus overt movement, and the syntax ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7364LING 6404  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Diesing, M

LING 6422

Uses the techniques introduced in Semantics I to analyze linguistic phenomena, including quantifier scope, ellipsis, and referential pronouns. Temporal and possible worlds semantics are introduced and ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHIL 6731

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8150LING 6422  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Mendia, J

LING 6423

Addresses the basic issues in the study of words and their structures. Provides an introduction to different types of morphological structures with examples from a wide range of languages. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LING 4423

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17203LING 6423  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Despic, M

LING 6425

What is the relationship between what words mean and how they are used?  What is part of the grammar and what is a result of general reasoning?  Pragmatics is often thought of as the study of how meaning ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •  7663LING 6425  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Murray, S

LING 6452

The prehistory and evolution of the sounds and forms of Classical Latin as reconstructed by comparison with the other Indo-European languages. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LATIN 4452LATIN 7452LING 4452

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16293LING 6452  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Nussbaum, A

  • Prerequisite: Thorough familiarity with morphology of classical Latin.

LING 6603

Provides a forum for presentation and discussion of ongoing research, and development of professional skills. Participants must enroll in a concurrent independent study with a special committee member, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LING 6604

  • 2 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  7073LING 6603  SEM 101

    • T
    • van Schijndel, M

  • Requirement for second year linguistics graduate students. Participants must enroll in a concurrent independent study with a special committee member, or a relevant workshop.

LING 6604

Provides a forum for presentation and discussion of ongoing research, and development of professional skills. Participants must enroll in a concurrent independent study with a special committee member, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LING 6603

  • 2 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  7744LING 6604  SEM 101

    • T
    • van Schijndel, M

  • Requirement for third year linguistics graduate students. Participants must enroll in a concurrent independent study with a special committee member, or a relevant workshop.

LING 6624

Introduction to the grammar of Old Irish. Reading from selected Old Irish glosses and prose works. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17205LING 6624  SEM 101

LING 6634

An investigation of varying topics in the philosophy of language including reference, meaning, the relationship between language and thought, communication, modality, logic and pragmatics. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LING 4712PHIL 4710PHIL 6710

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9339LING 6634  SEM 101

    • W
    • Kocurek, A

      Starr, W

LING 6692

The phonetics data analysis workshop provides students with practice in analysis and visualization of phonetic data, using Matlab, R, and Praat. Experiment design and statistical methods are ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit S/U NoAud

  •  9131LING 6692  SEM 101

LING 7702

An independent study for graduate students. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6871LING 7702  RSC 704

    • TBA
    • Despic, M

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7230LING 7702  RSC 705

    • TBA
    • Diesing, M

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8570LING 7702  RSC 707

    • TBA
    • Murray, S

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7395LING 7702  RSC 708

    • TBA
    • Nussbaum, A

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9219LING 7702  RSC 710

    • TBA
    • Tilsen, S

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9220LING 7702  RSC 711

    • TBA
    • van Schijndel, M

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16838LING 7702  RSC 712

    • TBA
    • Weiss, M

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16839LING 7702  RSC 713

    • TBA
    • Whitman, J

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18096LING 7702  RSC 714

    • TBA
    • Zec, D

LING 7711

Addresses current theoretical and empirical issues in semantics. view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHIL 6740

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16828LING 7711  SEM 101

    • T
    • Murray, S

LING 7712

Addresses current theoretical and empirical issues in syntax. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6869LING 7712  SEM 101

    • W
    • Despic, M

LING 7713

Addresses current theoretical and empirical issues in phonetics. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9132LING 7713  SEM 101

    • MW
    • Tilsen, S